Ronnie James Dio – A Photographic Tribute

As the old adage says: “A picture is worth a thousand words” & refers to the idea that an image may be more influential than a substantial amount of text. No one or any amount of words will ever fill the massive void that Ronnie left!

Please enjoy these additional images in tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio (and band).

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*Special thanks to Bartolomy and Richard Galbraith for allowing us the chance to see some of their great live concert photography work.

Bart is a pro London photographer who used to publish a great Metal fanzine in the 80’s called:Headbanger (Holland) and was also an early Demolish contributor. After that he shot for about a year and a half doing military service. Then onto to advertising photography, to fashion, music, portraits and flowers + other projects. Be on the lookout for Bart’s upcoming photo book of old school Metal pics (The Heavy Metal Years ’82-’87). You can get a sneak peek at the web link above…have a look in the Archive section for a killer slide show.


Richard is a great photographer from Oklahoma. As a long-time fan of rock and a resident of Enid, Oklahoma, Richard Galbraith has attended countless concerts since the early ‘70s, and documented most of them with his photography. In his first-ever photo book, ‘Richard Galbraith Photography Presents KISS,’ the reader is offered a glimpse of almost every single major concert the masked quartet played in Oklahoma from 1976 through 1986 (close to 100 never-before-seen pix), along with notes from Richard.

*You can also see Richard’s work in notable books by Garry Sharpe Young (Sabbath Bloody Sabbath & Thrash Metal) and Martin Popoff (Ye Olde Metal Series).

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5 thoughts on “Ronnie James Dio – A Photographic Tribute

  1. A fabulous tribute with these Ronnie James Dio photo’s!

    An unreal thumbs up to Demolish Fanzine!

    Without doubt, these photographers are an intricate link to archiving Heavy Metal history
    through the lens for us fans to enjoy for years, decades to come.

    Ronnie James Dio’s legacy will live on… through these ultra fine photo’s as well as his music.


  2. Thanks Stone for your continued support.

    Glad you enjoyed the pics. Kudos to Bart and Richard for their works.

    *Stay tuned for more great concert shots from these two + Demolish Mag.

    Rock on…


  3. This is awesome!

  4. yes – I agree!!

    amazing pics from two great photographers.


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